Lesson From Fest

The season is over but lesson continue and I hope we think about them and go back to them. Here is one that was so clear I just have to share it with you. Please take some time and really think and consider the following lesson.

At Oktoberfest there is at least one drivers meeting each day and at each one there is a guy that is in charge of the first staging area. He reminds everyone that they must, MUST, have a sticker from the track that is from the current year that is Oktoberfest. It makes it clear that without that sticker in view you will NOT be allowed on the track. This year I was watching guys going through the first staging area and I noticed one driver stopped. It happened to be a guy that has and is in a NASCAR series currently. He was stopped for quite a long time. I told him that it was good that he enforced the rule that is laid down as I see it too often that there is a rule but it is not held to, there is no accountability. I think that is one of the problems with today’s America. The next day he emphasized that he did not care what your name is or who you are or where you have been or are, if you don’t have the current sticker you are not getting on the track.

This is a tremendous clear picture from racing to life eternal! Just like at LaCrosse and getting on the track and the exclusiveness so is it with God, heaven and salvation. Let’s let God do the talking through His Word. Please take your time even if you have these verse memorized. I know I can just glance over things and not slow and let the LORD speak through His Spirit and Word.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

1 Peter 1:21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

1 John 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

See the clarity? There is but ONE way to God and heaven. It is in Jesus Christ. Then if we look at Romans 6:231 and Romans 10:9,102 we see that it is tied to understand that Jesus is the LORD. We are not going to see Him as LORD until we see ourselves as sinners3. Do you see your need? Is today the day you are going to surrender your life over to God and let Him call the shots. Is today the day you are going to escape the flames of hell and the bondage of your sin? Please, I plead with you to reach out to the LORD wherever you are.

Think about this. Why would we be so stubborn? At Oktoberfest you just have to register and get the sticker when you and the team sign in. With salvation you just have to honestly and earnestly call out on Jesus as LORD4.

Know that I have a deep burden to see many of you take this step in life. the step that takes you from an eternity in hell, separated from God to an eternity with God in heaven.

Take the step!

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine

Pastor Todd


1Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2Romans 10:8-10 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved

3 Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

4Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

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